Education and Awards

Made the Relit Longlist three years running:

  • 1892 in 2009
  • Hero in 2010
  • Cupids in 2011.

Winner of the 2008 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards (short fiction) with The Heart’s Escape.
Winner of the 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards (short fiction) with The Reconciliation.
Winner of the 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards (dramatic script) with Divine Jo Summers.
Winner of the 2003 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards (dramatic script) with Casanelli’s Lover.

Short-listed for the 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards with Stoker’s Shadow.
In fall 2000, Paul entered the Writers’ Lab of the Canadian Film Centre and the following year completed the Centre’s Professional Screenwriting Programme.

He has since had feature scripts and a TV documentary series under option. He has also been a script reader and an adjudicator of Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival Screenplay Giveaway.

In 1986, Paul received an honours degree in Combined Studies (major, English) from Nene College, University of Leicester.

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